The General Information Management (GIM) system defined in this paper is designed to: (1) be information independent; (2) be logically data independent (it is therefore question type independent); (3) honor requests for information in small and bounded search times; (4) provide a security system that is foolproof, virus proof and easy to use; (5) be economical and efficient in the use of memory and data communication systems; and (6) be modular in design to function in distributed or standalone environments. The basis of the GIM system is a context free language or data structure, called JOBLIST, and a simulated communications network, called SOLID. Queries, converted to JOBLIST, directly describe the information paths in SOLID that terminate with the location(s) of the referenced information. There is no directory. A proof‐of‐principle prototype has established that the JOBLIST/SOLID system fully meets the above specifications.
de Maine, P.A.D., Bradley, K.D. and Jodis, S.M. (1993), "SOLID: A GENERAL HIGH‐SPEED LOGICAL DATA INDEPENDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH BOUNDED SEARCH TIMES", Online and CD-Rom Review, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb024417
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